What is Offset your Home and Car?
This product is intended to offset the emissions associated with your electricity use, gas use and motor vehicles for one year. By purchasing this product, you are allowing Qantas to purchase carbon offset credits which support environmental projects that remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere (such as planting forests) or prevent future emissions from occurring (such as replacing electricity from a coal-fired power station with electricity from renewable sources such as wind or solar).
How many flights are offset with Offset your Home and Car?
Offset your Home and Car does not include flight offsets. For more information on our Fly Carbon Neutral program visit here.
How can you prove my impact?
Qantas has been offsetting emissions for more than a decade. Our 'tick-the-box' to Fly Carbon Neutral offsetting program is Climate Active certified and one of the largest of any airline. Our corporate offset program Future Planet is trusted by some of Australia’s largest organisations. We have a long history of experience in carbon offsetting and together with our offset provider TEM, ensure the highest levels of due diligence and rigour in our processes ensuring your contribution achieves real, measurable, long lasting impact on climate.
The calculations for Offset your Home and Car have been drawn from a large suite of verified emissions sources, including the Australian National Greenhouse Accounts Factors, DEFRA and relevant jurisdictional emissions sources. More information on the product calculation can be found here.
Who regulates and verifies that this offset program actually reduces carbon emissions?
Qantas only purchases carbon offsets from projects that are verified at the highest international standards. Projects are verified by an independent third-party like the Verified Carbon Standard Program and the Gold Standard who ensure each project meets strict criteria to deliver measurable and permanent emissions reductions additional to a business-as-usual scenario.
Can I compare other offset programs to see if this one provides me both value for money and value for the climate?
Offset your Home and Car is one of the first products of its kind in the world. Backed by rigorous emissions calculations and delivered in partnership with Asia Pacific’s most experienced carbon offset provider TEM, Offset your Home and Car empowers individuals to make a real, meaningful and long lasting contribution to climate action.
Why does the cost of the offsets differ by state?
Energy-related emissions form the lion’s share of activities offset by Offset your Home and Car and vary significantly across Australia’s states and territories, based on the primary source of generation. For instance, electricity in Victoria is generated predominantly from coal which has a higher emissions profile when compared to, for example, Tasmania where electricity generation is dominated by hydro power. Therefore, the cost to offset the equivalent household emissions will be more expensive in Victoria on account of the higher number of offset credits required.
To find out more about carbon offsetting visit here.